FRA - FRANCE
LA CHÂTRE
Description Since 1928 there are car races on Côte d’Ars track, on D943 Châtre-Châteauroux road. Few km far away, on June 17th 1956 new circuit was open, in 1266 m layout. Note that start/finish straight was on D940 La Châtre-Chavy road and there are no pits. In 1978 circuit was lengthened up to 2325 m, a new Circuit École (school circuit) 1100 m long was built (non shown on the map) and finally pits were built. Since 1995 only school circuit is operational.
Location La Châtre
36 - Indre - Centre
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 46°35'38"     + 2°00'25"
46.593889     2.006944
UTM Coordinates X = 423932.409  -  Y = 5160515.013  -  Zone 31T
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Altitude AMSL 206 m - 676 ft
Inauguration June 17th 1956
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) French forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Looking for info on La Chatre circuit in France....
(2) French www.cb500.com/sport/circuit_8.htm
(3) French www.chez.com/lcb/auto/circuit.htmlHistory
(4) French www.chez.com/lcb/htm/loisirs/circuit.html
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2366634Track layout
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2366636Track layout
(7) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2366640Track layout
(8) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Map and essential info
(9) Italian Autosprint 26/1980 (page 45)
(10) Italian Autosprint 23/1981 (page 61)
(11) French www.circuitdelachatre.frOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

La Châtre
Description  
Years 1956÷1978
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration June 17th 1956
Closing 1978
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1250  m 4101  ft 0.777  mi   (4)
length 1266  m 4154  ft 0.787  mi   (9)
length 1267  m 4157  ft 0.787  mi   (8)
length 1246  m 4088  ft 0.774  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

La Châtre
Description  
Years 1978÷1995?
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1978
Closing 1995
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2325  m 7628  ft 1.445  mi   (10)
length 2121  m 6960  ft 1.318  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (7)

Circuit École

School circuit
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1978
Closing  
Last update of this page November 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1100  m 3609  ft 0.684  mi   (2)
length 1034  m 3394  ft 0.643  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)

La Châtre 1956÷1978 (1266 m)

La Châtre 1956÷1978 (1266 m)

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La Châtre 1978÷1995? (2325 m)

La Châtre 1978÷1995? (2325 m)

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La Châtre, Circuit École

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
November 14th 2008     Guido de Carli Vasco Vasco Update Map
May 9th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 22nd 2004     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
February 27th 2004     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
August 19th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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